BOTOX® is used to reduce the wrinkles associated with crow’s feet, bunny lines, lines on the forehead and any other facial wrinkles caused by the movement of facial muscles. BOTOX® can also lift and arch the eyebrows or smooth out the chin. Many people report they look 10 to 15 years younger after successful BOTOX® injections. At Metamorphosis we love seeing the reaction of our clients after their Botox treatments and how excited they are by the responses they receive from those who notice their refreshed and revived look!
How does Botox® work?
When we frown, blink or squint, small muscles contract which causes the skin tissue to fold and form small “dynamic” wrinkles. These wrinkles become more obvious as we get older and our skin becomes thinner and less flexible and elastic. BOTOX® is a purified and diluted form of a protein that significantly reduces the nerve impulses to the small facial muscles, allowing them to relax and the dynamic wrinkles to be less apparent.
Can Botox® be combined with other procedures?
In fact using BOTOX® with procedures such as laser procedures, microdermabrasion, photodynamic therapy with Levulan and dermal fillers such as Restylane® offer synergistic benefits for the absolute best results per a client’s needs.
How long does BOTOX® last?
Most people find that the BOTOX® effects begin from two days to two weeks following the procedure. The effects can last from 3 to 6 months. Most clients will receive 3 to 4 BOTOX® procedures per year.
Are there any common side effects?
Adverse reactions are extremely rare. The most common is slight bruising at the injection site which resolves in a day or two.
Do the injections hurt?
BOTOX® injections are performed with a very fine needle and cause very little pain with most patients. Placing ice on the skin before and after the injection makes this almost pain free for even the most sensitive patient.
What to do before my procedure?
One week prior to your procedure avoid taking aspirin, NSAIDs, fish oil and high doses of Vitamin E supplements. These actually may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site. If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another recurrence. Ask us about medications that may minimize such a recurrence.
What to do after your procedure?
Immediately after the procedure the most common reported side effects are temporary redness and swelling at the injection site. These effects typically resolve within two to three days. Cold compresses may be used immediately after procedure to reduce swelling. If the inconvenience of post-procedure symptoms continues beyond two to three days or if other reactions occur, please contact NEOS MedSpa.
Avoid touching the treated area within six hours following your procedure. After that, you can safely use a gentle cleanser with water.
Until the initial redness and swelling have resolved, avoid exposure of the treated area to intense heat (sunlamp or sunbathing).
Avoid exercise and alcohol for six hours.
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